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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 5, 2009 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good morning or is it? (Very non-Dead)

Hey Dogs...

I must ask--as someone who suffers from arthritis in both hips myself, and has been putting off hip replacement for years now (for various reasons), would you mind telling me exactly what your condition is that led to the surgeries? Why have you needed so many to this point?

Inquiring (and similarly pained) mind wants to know ;-)!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 5, 2009 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good morning or is it? (Very non-Dead)

Of course, DiaP is the one to answer, but as one that has researched it a bit (more for the knee than hip), and knows a handful of folks that have had it, both knee and hip replac's are very routine, and they have great success with them these days. Generally, those that return for second round in the short term have a problem with infection or faulty kwip/mounting (ie, doc or manufact issues). They don't want to do more than one replacement in your life time, per joint, if they can help it as the second time around is much more complex on many fronts.

However, when absolutely necessary, I have known a few to have great success with TWO on the same hip or knee within a ten yr period (they like to imagine 20 yrs, and thus, the notion is something else will kill you first...like having friends like Dire that can bore you to death).

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 5, 2009 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good morning or is it? (Very non-Dead)

"...like having friends like Dire that can bore you to death"


don't i know it - i even bore MYSELF to death most days

:)